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Quote1 No. The special glasses have it under control. The combat visor has it under control. They're the only things that can hold my power back. Ruby-Quartz lenses. I can't just take them off and be normal. Quote2


The visored mask Cyclops wears to prevent random discharge is lined with powdered ruby-quartz crystal. It incorporates two longitudinally mounted flat lenses which can lever inward providing a constantly variable exit slot of 0 inches to .79 inches in height and a constant width of 5.7 inches. The inverted clamshell mechanism is operated by a twin system of miniature electrical motors. As a safety factor there is a constant positive closing pressure provided by springs. The mask itself is made of high-impact cycolac plastic. There is an overriding finger-operated control mechanism on either side of the mask, and normal operation is through a flat micro-switch installed at the base of the thumb on each glove.[citation needed]

Early schematics of the visor.

Cyclops has used at least five different versions of the visor, the first four were gold or bronze in color, and the fifth is black.[citation needed]


Image Description Issue
Cyclops' Visor from Extermination Vol 1 5 cover
Known as Version 5, this version of the visor is either black or dark gray. Astonishing X-Men (Vol. 3) #1

Other versions[]

Image Description Issue
Cyclops' Visor from Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 5 0001 When Cyclops was possessed by a portion of the Phoenix Force during the conflict between the Avengers and the X-Men, his suit, including his visor were redesigned. Avengers vs. X-Men #5
Cyclops' Visor from Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 3 001 After breaking out of prison during the Avengers vs. X-Men aftermath, Cyclops now sports a totally different attire with an X-shaped visor symbolizing the mutants and his planned revolution. Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 3) #2

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Source
Scott Summers (Earth-295) from Marvel Legends Age of Apocalypse 002

Age of Apocalypse (Earth-295)[]

Cyclops wears a ruby-quartz visored monocle over his right eye.

X-Men: Alpha #1


  • First Class Version: A grey plastic visor, similar to the version 5. Professor X mentioned that he had at least a dozen copies of the visor in case of damage to the one that Scott was wearing at the time.

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